Disclaimer: I am sorry for the rude and insolent words that I have used in my update and very sorry for the wacky title as well.
On my way to the famous Sabji Bazaar, just while negotiating a turn, my spouse cries, “Aiee” in a pity tone. I too looked and I was amazed at what I saw.
A middle-aged woman with an infant in her lap, just by glance, the baby in her lap wouldn’t be more than six months old. I have a baby who is of the same size and perhaps might be of the same age. The woman had her face swollen and she was injured in her head as well. She was there holding her baby and her half swollen face asking for people’s help. When I went back to see her, there were already people around her offering cash. I still cannot digest this unusual sight of a mother with her baby begging for alms. This is an unusual observation that I made while on a visit to the Farmers Market to buy some provisions.
The baby’s dad was nowhere in sight. Where is he on earth? What made him abandon his blood? How would he feel if he sees this sight? I am a father now and I perfectly understand the ordeal and hardship in raising a child without a dad. How would that supposed dad feel if he was to be in his mom’s lap and begging for alms? Be it legitimate or else otherwise, doesn’t he feel the pinch of his blood and wife sitting in the middle of a busy walkway, seeking people’s help, whom she doesn’t know at all. I despise the man who left them with nothing but to beg.
I am not a maestro in marital affairs and its legalities but thinking of the baby one should re-unite. Either of the spouses may be wrong but thinking of the baby in between, the spouses should keep their differences aside and settle down with a consensus. Isn’t this a life worth living for? I do believe in second chances but there is always a choice to make. This world revolves and runs around the word, ‘Mother’. It’s very disheartening to have seen such a sight and for the supposed daddy, it is even more excruciating to believe that such people do have a place among us.
This sight of a mother and her kid brought tears to my eyes instantly and I couldn’t get a good sleep last night. What good are you when you can’t provide for your own blood? Perhaps, this man might not have heard, “Blood is thicker than water”. This sight touched me so much that I have fallen short of words to express my emotions.
Folks, I am sorry for the blur picture as I took it from a moving car. This update of mine makes the 100th update on my blog and to term it, it’s a century update. Instead of jubilation and elation over the century update, my heart wept in pain thinking of the mother and her sleeping infant. Just on a pensive note, I would have guillotined the person responsible for leaving a mother and her kid to their fate…